Watch the Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic on WWE NXT
During the historic NXT TakeOver: Brooklyn broadcast on WWE Network, NXT General Manager William Regal announced that NXT will be paying tribute to the late WWE Hall of Famer “The American Dream” Dusty Rhodes with a tag team tournament to be held in his honor.
The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic features the best of NXT’s past, present and future, duking it out for tag team supremacy, with the semifinals and finals taking place at the next NXT TakeOver, live on WWE Network on Wednesday, Oct. 7. The tournament kicked off on Sept. 2. Here are the results so far:
Baron Corbin & Rhyno def. The Ascension
Jason Jordan & Chad Gable def. Neville & Solomon Crowe
NXT Tag Team Champions The Vaudevillains def. Blake & Murphy
NXT Champion Finn Bálor & Samoa Joe def. The Lucha Dragons
Johnny Gargano & Tommaso Ciampa def. Tyler Breeze & Bull Dempsey
Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder def. Elias Samson & Tucker Knight
The Hype Bros def. Alexander Wolfe & Noah Kekoa
Enzo Amore & Colin Cassady def. Angelo Dawkins & Sawyer Fulton
The Dusty Rhodes Tag Team Classic continues in Texas, when The Vaudevillains square off with Scott Dawson & Dash Wilder!
Rhodes himself was no stranger to tag team competition during his illustrious career. The American Dream was a multiple-time tag team champion, holding titles with the likes of Dick Murdoch, Dick Slater and “Raging Bull” Manny Fernandez. Rhodes and Nikita Koloff also survived through a field of 24 teams to win the 1987 Jim Crockett, Sr. Memorial Cup.
Though he made an incredible impact inside the squared circle, The American Dream made, perhaps, an even greater impact during his time with NXT. Rhodes served as a mentor to the entire NXT roster, helping them to find the Superstar or Diva within. It is because of his profound contributions to the future of WWE that NXT is honoring his legacy with this tournament, ensuring that The American Dream will live on.